Who we are
CAALE was founded by young Cuban-American professionals from New Jersey and New York working to create better opportunities for students in our communities. We believe in the power of education, strive to accelerate the professional and personal growth of the next generation’s leaders, and are wildly passionate about our Cuban roots. This is the genesis of the Cuban American Alliance for Leadership & Education. Short hand, we are CAALE, pronounced as the Spanish word “Calle,” meaning “street” or “road.” Our goal is to construct a road, and guide our students down that road to success.
CAALE’s mission is centered on supporting education within our community, in all of its forms. This mission takes root in three pillars, through which we fund our own merit-based college scholarship, provide forums for professional development, and facilitate cultural education.
Through the implementation of our three-tiered mission, we aim to create a platform that produces a legacy of educating students, guiding them into successful professions, and enabling them to become valuable leaders in our community. In seeking to preserve and cultivate stronger cultural identities among our next generation of leaders, we ask our scholarship recipients to at least minor in Spanish, as well as offer them an optional immersion trip to Cuba.
Meet Our Team
Adam San Miguel
Director of Program Development
Guillermo C. Artiles
Director of Marketing